Madeline has so much fun with crafts! These Bobbling Turkey Hats are great Thanksgiving crafts for kids. Madeline made them all on her own – as a surprise for her brothers. As you can see …
Sammy was thrilled! As was Ben to get a hat of his very own. These cute little turkey hats make great Thanksgiving crafts for kids. They are so easy to make! Madeline used:
- construction paper
- scotch tape (glue would work as well)
To make these little bobbling head turkey hats Madeline first measured the boys heads with the construction paper, and taped it to fit around their heads.
Next, she cut out brightly coloured feather shapes from construction paper and taped them into a fan, securing them to the back of the construction paper hat with tape.
After, she made (what we call) a ‘Fancy Accordion Fold’ for the neck of the turkey. If you haven’t made these before, they are super duper easy – and much sturdier then a regular accordion fold. To make them:
- cut two thin strips of construction paper
- overlap the tips, so you make an ‘L’ shape
- secure with tape
- Fold one side down, and then the other side down over top
- Next fold the first side back up, and the second side back up
- repeat until complete, and secure the end with tape
She then taped one end of this Fancy Accordion Fold to the hat, and left the other end open to put the Turkeys Face on.
Madeline cut out a circle to decorate as the Turkeys Face, complete with a little orange pop out beak, and taped it to the other end of the fancy accordion fold.
The boys were so very thrilled with their Bobbling Turkey Hats! And Madeline was just as excited giving the hats to the boys. Sammy wore his hat all day (which is no surprise – he LOVES hats). Benjamin wore his for quite awhile (surprisingly) before removing it to inspect it closer – and then, of course, taste it too.
Making construction paper headbands or hats was always such a big hit in Kindergarten too! There are so many possibilities. Here are some super cute spider hats, from Education.com . It’s nice when something so simple to create can be used and enjoyed so very much.
Happy Thanksgiving my Canadian Friends!